Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Rockstar
A quite inspirational story we felt compelled to share, "The Tempt One Story" is a documentary of legendary Los Angeles-based graffiti artist Tempt, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2003 and left completely paralyzed, save the ability to blink. After purchasing one of Tempt's pieces at a gallery show and learning of his condition, philanthropist Mick Ebeling is driven to find a way to help Tempt overcome seemingly impossible odds to continue to do what he does best - create. The emotional journey that follows chronicles how Ebeling and a team of designers and artists try to do the impossible - culminating in the creation of the EyeWriter, a groundbreaking device that allows those suffering from neuromuscular conditions to be able to draw and write using only their eyes. Check out the trailer for the documentary below, which is available to order from the official website or to stream from Reelhouse, with 30% of each sale going to the Not Impossible Foundation.
In our latest photoset of cool Rockstar-related stuff seen and shared on Instagram, we've got everything from Liberty City golf cart shenanigans, to sick (and quite painful looking) Rockstar tattoos, to an entire ongoing Instagram account from the perspective of Tommy Vercetti circa '86 living the life in Vice City.
@thomas_scott recovered this holy grail archaeological find - his vintage decade-old hand-written #ViceCity cheat sheet.
Spotted in the streets of our homebase, #NYC.
Just one of our faves from the anachronistically awesome @tommyvercetti86 account: "Me and Colonel Cortez on his yacht talking business. Afterwards we had some sushi and watched reruns of Diff'rent Strokes." And who can forget that time when Tommy joined the VCPD...
This one was captured a few months back at Art Basel Week in Miami. A fantastic meta graf mural rendition of #ViceCity's martini girl snapped by @ris4romero.
Hit the jump for more images including custom GTAV kicks, San Andreas car art, a Red Dead board game and more...
As Biz Markie (a Rockstar soundtrack alumni himself via San Andreas' Playback FM) once bellowed - it's spring again. In addition to the trees and grass lookin' fresh, this also means the weather is getting ripe for music festival season and worldwide tours. The eclectic radio stations of GTA's past are well represented at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival in May featuring Alice in Chains, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Hall & Oates, ZZ Top and much more. The Keys will also be playing the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival along with San Andreas' Willie Nelson, Earth Wind & Fire from Vice City Stories and Gary Clark Jr from Walton's Bar in Max Payne 3.
Posted on April 5 2013, 6:00am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Rockstar
The full collection of GTA Trilogy Kubrick Collectibles is now in stock at the Rockstar Warehouse - including the rare San Andreas set for the first time available for sale at the Warehouse, and a special new Anniversary reissuing of the Vice City set.
Super rare and highly sought-after amongst both GTA fans and Kubricks collectors, you can now score the San Andreas Kubrick Box Set directly from Rockstar Warehouse. Featuring Carl “CJ” Johnson, Officer Tenpenny, Big Smoke, Ryder, and straight from “The Mothership,” The Truth.
Having sold out long ago, the Vice City Kubrick Box Setis now back in stock in a special reissue celebrating the game's recent 10th anniversary. In special Anniversary themed packaging as seen above, the set includes Tommy Vercetti, Candy Suxxx, Lance Vance, Ricardo Diaz, and that bonkers ambulance chaser, Ken Rosenberg.
You can also pick up the previously released Grand Theft Auto 3 Kubrick Box Set featuring 8-Ball, Claude, Donald Love, Misty and Salvatore Leone. Only 3,000 units were ever released worldwide and we're down to less than 200 pieces currently remaining available at the Warehouse so get 'em while you can.
To celebrate this GTA Trilogy Kubricks update at the Warehouse, we're offering a special sale for a limited time only: get 15% off your entire order at the Warehouse (sale does not include GTAV pre-orders) when you purchase any Kubrick Box Set - plus we'll throw in a bonus Rockstar keychain to boot while supplies last.
This sale is running right now through Friday, April 12th, 2013 - so act quick and stay tuned to the Newswire for future sales and product updates from the Rockstar Warehouse.
Posted on April 3 2013, 11:12am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Rockstar
RHC organizer David August Trimble with Saturday's victorious trio: third place finisher Walton Brush, winner Neil Bezdek and second place finisher Evan Murphy (Photo by ToneB).
It was an epic night of cycling action this past Saturday in Brooklyn in the kickoff to the 2013 Red Hook Crit Championship Series. Cheers to the estimated 8,000 spectators who flooded to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to watch some serious competition in the evening crit. With the top ten racers all finishing within three seconds of each other, cycling fans were witness to a genuine nail biter. Our congratulations to the first place winner of Saturday's Red Hook leg - New York's own Neil Bezdek with a time of 41:32.31. Already a two-time winner and favorite from the beginning, Bezdek rode consistently, staying in the lead pack for most of the race. During a tough final hairpin turn, Bezdek made a move for first and never looked back - finishing three or four bike lengths ahead of the competition. In second and third were Evan Murphy and Walton Brush, crossing the finish line at 41:33.02 and 41:33.68, respectively.
For the full rundown of the first leg of the Crit, read on after the jump...
Posted on March 28 2013, 8:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar
As avid fans of cycling, we're proud to sponsor this year's Red Hook Criterium - a race series consisting of world class road racers, track specialists, bike messengers and urban athletes, which kicks off this Saturday at Red Hook’s Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
The Red Hook Crit, as it’s known, is a fixed gear bike race through the night streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Previously held twice a year, with Rockstar’s help the RHC is now expanding into a four-part championship series with races in select urban locations across the world. After the first round this Saturday, riders will again take to the BK streets for a new event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard this June. The series then moves to mainland Europe for the next stop in Barcelona in August before crowning its first ever World Champion in Milan in October.
Saturday night’s race kicks off at 7:30 PM with men's and women's 5K runs before the main event at 9:00 PM. For all of our fans here in the NYC area, we hope to see you there. For everyone else, you can follow the action with real-time leaderboards and updates with the free official Red Hook Crit iOS app, available now on the App Store.
For a bit of background on the history of the race, check out the video below. Narrated by RHC organizer David Trimble, this clip sheds light on the history of the race and what's in store for this year's event - along with background on Brooklyn's historic Red Hook neighborhood and its efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Lots of new insight into HEALTH's making of the Max Payne 3 original soundtrack and score can be found in this short film just released by The Creators Project, as seen below. Via interviews with the band as well as with Rockstar, you'll get the backstory on how the game's original music came together and the technical approach to its unique dynamic scoring...
Looking back on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the occasion of its recent mobile release is a pretty powerful double-hit of nostalgia for us. Not only are we here at Rockstar taken back to that wild year of 2002 when we labored to take the groundbreaking 3D GTA experience pioneered in the previous fall's Grand Theft Auto III into a direction that no one at the time expected - but it's also a time to revisit the fascination with 1980s pop culture that inspired Vice City in the first place. From coked-out debutantes, suave and in-control hit men, hot-blooded drug kingpins, egomaniacal movie directors... the larger than life attitudes of that "me" decade as served up in the films of the era served as perfect inspiration for the stories, characters and scenery that drove the world and vibe of Vice City...
But of course. Largely dismissed at the time as an overblown, needlessly and gratuitously violent and profane remake of Howard Hawks' 1932 gangster classic - it has now, of course, transcended all of that and become one of the biggest and most enduring cult hits of all time - defining what a modern crime epic should be. An absolute top favorite of ours, we started paying homage to the film's legacy in GTAIII with Flashback 95.6's Scarface soundtrack heavy playlist and the casting of Robert Loggia as the sciatica-plagued Ray Machowski - but it goes without saying that Vice City owes much of its inspiration to the vivid characters, style, scenery and music of De Palma and Pacino's 1980s Miami gangster masterpiece.
Less Than Zero (1987)
Hands down the darkest movie of the 'brat pack' genre, this Robert Downey Jr. and Andrew McCarthy-starring movie is a stylish adaptation of the disturbing Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) novel. A morality tale of excess following rich Beverly Hills yuppie kids caught up with living life in the coke-fueled fast lane of the 1980s social scene. Incredible style, music and oddly prophetic to the drug troubles that would plague Downey himself in the years to come.
Hit the jump below for the rest of our selections and be sure to recommend your favorites in the comments.
For Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, Crews are groups of Social Club members who form persistent teams to compete and earn rewards in-game and on the Social Club website. Create a Crew or join one now - here are some Crews we've featured in the Crew Cut here at the Newswire:
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